Fashion Night Out 2010 Department Store Style: Where to go, what to do in NYC

August 16, 2010
By Sheryl Blasnik

Fashion Night Out NYC

On Friday, September 10th Fashion Night Out will return for a second time with over 1,000 retailers participating and scores of events taking place globally.  Whether you are an uptown socialite or a downtown gal who loves your boho chic look there are more events than ever to pick from.  From 6pm to 10pm New York City will be filled with DJ’s, celebrities, booze and loads of deals and steals at your favorite places to shop.

Let’s break it down for you and help navigate your way to the perfect night of retail therapy at NYC’s finest department stores.

Fashion Night Out:  Department Store style

1.  Bergdorf Goodman:  Expect personal appearances from Tom Ford, Victoria Beckham, Mary J. Blige, Nicole Richie, Jason Wu, Thom Browne and Simon Spurr.  There will also be a “Face-Off” makeup artist competition. Judges include Catherine Malandrino, Trish McEvoy, Blogger Bryanboy, and Hamish Bowles.  Dog lovers prepared to be (bow) wowed by a canine runway show.  Bibhu Mohapatra, Georgina Chapman, James Mischka and Mark Badgley, Reem Acra, Lela Rose and Thakoon Panichgul will escort their pup down the runway.

2. Barneys New York: There will be a karaoke contest so channel your American Idol and be prepared to be judged by Proenza Schouler designers Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough and Olsen twins Mary-Kate and Ashley. You will need to brush up on your ping-pong skills as you face off in a doubles tournament against fashion designer duos such as Rag & Bone’s David Neville and Marcus Wainwright and Shipley & Halmos’ Sam Shipley and Jeff Halmos. Meet and greet with the girls behind the euphonious label, Rodarte.

3.  Sak’s Fifth Avenue: Donna Karan, Charlotte Ronson, Victor & Rolf and Zac Posen, as well as Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas are expected.  Watch the designers as they compete in a fashion sketch-off.  Shop, laugh and drink with your favorite designers and celebrities.

4.  Henri Bendel:  Visit the Frédéric Fekkai salon for a $75.00 complete makeover.  After being coiffed by NY’s finest and having your makeup applied get ready for your red carpet appearance.  Olivia Palermo from the The Hills on MTV will show you how to strike a pose wearing a Marchesa red-carpet gown accessorized with House of Lavande jewels.  Posting to twitter and facebook allowed.  From 7-9pm Bendel illustrator, Izak, signs one of a kind“green”totes for $100; proceeds go to charity. 8:30-10:30pm Model Erin Wasson presents her jewelry collection LOWLUV.

5.  Bloomingdale’s:  Tango the night away with spokesmodels Elettra and Arlenis.  Project Runway judge and Designer Michael Kors will be stopping by along with Designers Lela Rose and Carmen Marc Valvo.

For addresses and details on time make sure to check out the Fashion Night Out website.  Fashion Night Out merchandise will also be sold by these fine retailers so pick up your tee and join the festivities.

Check back as details will be updated as they are made available.

Sheryl Blasnik

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